Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

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Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

Post by BioVenomTechnologies » Mon May 26, 2014 5:10 am

I noticed that the furnaces (excluding electric), have an energy consumption.
They stop working automatically once the coal runs dry, not when the power goes out, if you manually insert/remove it in.

So, realistically they should not affect the energy consumption.

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Re: Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

Post by Teurlinx » Mon May 26, 2014 6:20 am

They don't consume electricity. The coal (and wood and solid fuel) have their own energy value though.

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Re: Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

Post by ssilk » Mon May 26, 2014 11:00 am

There are different types of fuel. https://forums.factorio.com/wiki/index.php?title=Fuel
You can use to warm up water to generate electricity or - like anything with a burner (furnaces, car, train) - use the containing energy directly.
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Re: Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

Post by krux02 » Mon May 26, 2014 1:45 pm

k = 1000
W = J/s
M = 1000000

8MJ / 180 kW = (8000000*J*s) / (180000 J) = 400/9*s = 44.44s

that's the time one coal lasts in a furnance.

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Re: Coal Furnace Energy Consumption

Post by BioVenomTechnologies » Fri May 30, 2014 12:59 am

Thanks for the update.

Good to know I was the one making the mistake.
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